Castlevania: Nocturne Showcases the Evolution of Alucard With Amazing New Artwork for Season 2

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Castlevania: Nocturne is Netflix’s continuation of its hit, animated Castlevania saga. Based on the classic, iconic video game franchise published by Konami, Nocturne showcases the exploits of one Richter Belmont, the latest heir to the Belmont clan. While Netflix has already revealed that Nocturne will be getting a second season, they also recently revealed a closer look at the evolving Alucard, who will be back in Season 2.

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Alucard is a fan-favorite character in the video game franchise going back many years. He was also one of the stars of the previous Netflix Castlevania animated series that ran for four seasons. He eventually made a brief appearance toward the end of the first season of Nocturne, and it was clearly meant to set up and hint at a bigger role for Alucard later on. You can get a look at the newly revealed artwork below:


Alucard is the son of the vampire lord Dracula and his human wife, Lisa. In the previous series, Alucard allied with Trevor Belmont and his speaker companion Sypha in the fight against Dracula, not willing to let Dracula’s anguish over Lisa’s death transform into anger against humanity, causing a massive genocide of the human race. Ultimately, Alucard is able to talk Dracula down from this outcome, and Alucard ends his father’s suffering, driving a stake through his heart, killing his father.

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Castlevania: Nocturne S1. Edward Bluemel as Richard Belmont in Castlevania: Nocturne S1. Cr. NETFLIX © 2023

In Season 4, it ended with an epilogue revealing that due to the shenanigans of Death and Saint Germain, Dracula and Lisa were resurrected. They went off on their own at the end of the series, not yet informing Alucard about their miraculous return from the dead. While Dracula did genuinely love Lisa, and she loved him in return, it’s not clear how well Dracula would handle things if they were to part again.

Well, Alucard is back for the next season of Nocturne. Overall, the series looks to be taking cues and characters from Castlevania: Dracula X, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Alucard’s design looks to be closer to his outfit from Symphony of the Night. Now, while the series has some similarities to the games, the show’s writers and producers are very much telling their own story.

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Castlevania: Nocturne S1. Franka Potente as Erzsebet Bathory in Castlevania: Nocturne S1. Cr. NETFLIX © 2023

Alucard looks even paler during the events of Nocturne. While his hair is much whiter now, it looks like he’s been able to maintain his youth due to his genetic vampire heritage. Also, while it’s been about 300 years, it looks like Alucard is honoring his past alliance with the Belmont clan and Richter’s ancestor.

Regardless, Alucard, Richter, and their allies will have their work cut out for them Erzsebet Báthory (Franka Potente) in Season 2. James Callis is once again back to voice Alucard from the first season. The new series also stars Edward Bluemel as Richter Belmont, Thuso Mbedu as the sorceress Annette, Pixie Davies as Maria Renard, Richard Dormer as The Abbott Emmanuel, Nastassja Kinski as the speaker mage Tera Renard, and Zahn McClarnon as the vampire Olrox.

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Castlevania: Nocturne S1 (L to R) Thuso Mbedu as Annette, Sydney James Harcourt as Edouard, Pixie Davies as Maria Renard, Edward Bluemel as Richter Belmont in Castlevania: Nocturne S1. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023

Nocturne maintained the dark and intense tone fans have come to know with the series, and it looks like that will continue with Season 2. The return of Alucard is definitely exciting news, and hopefully, it bodes well for the series’ future. The previous series definitely set a high standard and bar for adult animated series, and it looks like Nocturne might even surpass the previous show.

All four seasons of Castlevania and all eight episodes of Castlevania: Nocturne are available to stream now on Netflix. While Season 2 of Nocturne has been announced, it does not yet have an official launch date. It will stream exclusively on Netflix later on.

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What do you think of the news? Did you enjoy the first season of Castlevania: Nocturne? Were you excited to Alucard back in the flesh? Are you looking forward to Season 2? Let us know your thoughts on the news on The Illuminerdi’s social media.

SOURCE: Netflix

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